Friday, 10 April 2015

Wonder and Promise



It's my turn to post a project over at Country View Crafts Project Blog today.

Inspired by Tim's March tag I used his technique of adding gold textured embossing to the background and layered other elements over it.

When finished I added this to my collage and mixed media album.


The colours and dreams of dragonflies in the garden gives me the promise of some warm lazy days near a pond or our local canal and perhaps a picnic with the grandchildren. We are very lucky to have a very large park which we call The Lodge near us which backs onto the Basingstoke Canal and is perfect for walks on a lovely summer day.

There are more details at the CVC project blog if you would like to see them.

Have a wonderful weekend.


hugs Brenda xxx

Aaah, summer - that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.
Darell Hammond


13 comments:

Vintagehandmade said...

OMG, Brenda this is stunning! I love all the layers there and a fabulous texture! The colors are amazing and your dragonfly is just fantastic - my favorite! Thank you for the inspiration!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW Brenda!! I am so in love with your dragonfly, what amazing colours! Fabulous background panels, the gold stencilling is such a wonderful accent against the aquas! Stunning! hugs :)

Angela Radford said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous card there's something about turqoise it just always looks fantastic and works so well with other colours too.
The dragonfly has always been one of my favourites from the Tim Holtz range so what more can I say... just love it all!
Angela x

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning colours and design Brenda. Going to pop over and see how you did the dragonfly! Nxxx

Redanne said...

When this popped up in my reader it was the colours that drew me in - they are glorious - as is the whole card! Hugs, Anne xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous piece, Brenda. Love the colours and the dragonfly, plus all the gold embossing. Sure hope the weather warms up soon here. The weather man keeps promising, but it seems to keep getting pushed out, day by day. So tired of winter garments.
Joyce xx

Patty O'Malley said...

This is so beautiful, Brenda! I love the colors and touches of gold.

Sara Barker said...

Pretty dragonfly, and a gorgeous background, Brenda! I love this!

Annie said...

Such a beautiful and colourful make Brenda. Wonderful details and the gold stencilling looks amazing, adding real richness to the colours.

TFS and have a lovely weekend
Hugs Annie x

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow stunning hun so much depth and detail xxx

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous glow - I love your gilded dragonfly and that fabulous golden texture in the background.
Alison xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Just saw this over at CVC, beautiful Brenda! Love the embossed background and the reinker background page under your lovely dragonfly is the perfect backdrop.

Pawsitively Creative said...

You had me at turquoise! This is brilliant and so gorgeous! What a fab make! I really love the dragonfly and your background is awesome! Hugz! ~Niki